GIRLS’ 16s TOP SEED GIANNA PIELET TO PLAY SUNDAY AT USTA
BILLIE JEAN KING GIRLS’ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SAN DIEGO
Sunday’s Schedule of Matches to Begin at 8 a.m. (PDT) at Barnes Tennis Center
SAN DIEGO – (August 4, 2018) – After receiving a first-round bye, top-seeded Gianna Pielet will play her Girls’ 16s second round match of the USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ National Championship on Sunday at the Barnes Tennis Center.
The 16-year old Pielet from El Paso, Texas will face Simran Chhabra of Irving, Texas at 9:30 a.m. The unseeded Chhabra defeated Annie Dong of Rockville, Md., 7-5, 7-6 in first-round action on Saturday.
Last month, Pielet captured the doubles title at a $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Evansville, Ind., and earlier this year in January, she won the USTA National Winter Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
Over 140 first-round Girls’ 16s matches were completed on Saturday with the majority of seeded players scheduled to play on Sunday after a first-round bye. San Diego’s Katherine Hui delighted hometown fans as she advanced to the Girls’ 16s second round with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Lela Daszuta of Evergreen, Colo.
Play in the Girls’ 18s draw will get underway on Sunday. Most of the Girls’ 18s seeds, including top-seed Kayla Day of Santa Barbara, Calif., received a first-round bye and will play their opening matches on Monday.
For updated tournament draws in each division, please go to: https://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=208363#&&s=7
This past April, the USTA renamed the USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships to honor tennis icon Billie Jean King, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. King is scheduled to attend the final two days of the tournament.
All tournament matches played on Stadium Court at the Barnes Tennis Center will be streamed live on the tournament website through Friday, August 10. The link is available at www.ustagirlsnationals.com/
The Tennis Channel broadcast schedule for the final two day of the tournament will be as follows:
Saturday, August 11
Girl’s 18s Singles Semifinals – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT (2 to 6 p.m. EDT)
Girl’s 16s Singles Final – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. PDT (7:30 to 9:30 p.m. EDT)
Sunday, August 12
Girl’s 18s Singles Final – 1 to 3 p.m. PDT (4 to 6 p.m. EDT)
The Girls’ 16s event will conclude with the singles and doubles finals on Saturday Aug. 11. The Girls’ 18s tournament gets underway on Sunday, Aug. 5 and will conclude with the 18s singles championship on Sunday, Aug. 12. Both divisions feature 256-player singles draws with the top 32 players receiving a first-round bye. There will also be 128-team doubles draws with the top 16 teams getting first-round byes.
Over 400 of the top junior tennis players in the country, aged 16 and 18 and under, will compete for the title of National Champion, as well as a wild card entry into the Women’s Singles main draw of the 2018 US Open (for the 18s Champion) and a wild card into the 2018 US Open Junior Championships (for the 16s Champion). The 18s Doubles Champions will also receive a wild card into the US Open Women’s Doubles main draw.
The updated starting times for each day of the tournament will be as follows:
Sunday, August 5 through Thursday, August 9 — 8 a.m.
Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12 — 9 a.m.
(Starting times subject to change)
Early-round tournament matches will also be played at San Diego State University’s Aztec Tennis Center, 5375 Remington Rd., San Diego, CA, 92115 through Tuesday, Aug. 7, and the Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92104 through Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Admission and on-site parking at the Barnes Tennis Center is free each day of the tournament. For fans watching matches at SDSU and the Balboa Tennis Club, admission is free. There is a nominal charge for on-campus parking at SDSU. Parking regulations at the university will be strictly enforced. Parking is free at the Balboa Tennis Club.
Girls’ 16s Singles
Katherine Hui, San Diego, def. Lela Daszuta, Evergreen, Colo., 6-2, 6-2
Simran Chhabra, Irving, Texas, def. Annie Dong, Rockville, Md., 7-5, 7-6
Sophia Fornaris (33), Pinecrest, Fla., def. Maxi Duncan, Irvine, Calif., 6-4, 6-1
Kiana Graham, Austin, Texas, def. Delaney Schurhamer, Woodbury, Minn., 6-0, 6-1
Rachel Rubenzahl, Parkland, Fla., def. Lindsey Hofflander, Las Vegas, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Katherine Duong (33), Cupertino, Calif., def. Paige Herremans, Orlando, Fla., 6-3, 6-3
Nataly Kader, Mason, Ohio, def. Alexa Griffith, Cary, N.C., 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
Carly Cohen, Pepper Pike, Ohio, def. Charlotte James, Pittsburgh, 6-3, 6-0
Nicole Gillinov (33), Chagrin Falls, Ohio, def. Hannah Pinto, Dallas, 6-0, 6-0
Perene Wang, New York, def. Arianna Stavropoulos, Sierra Madre, Calif., 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Zoe Olmos, Fremont, Calif., def. Shawnte Beale, Bronx, N.Y., 6-3, 2-0, Ret. (injury)
Hailey Stelse (33), Scottsdale, Ariz., def. Madison Kane, Pasadena, Calif., 6-4, 6-0
Elizabeth Stevens, Portland, Ore., def. Bo Bae Yu, Portland, Ore., 6-1, 7-5
Sophia Zaslow, Holmdel, N.J., def. Isabella Steffen, Cary, N.C., 6-2, 7-6 (6)
Maile Brilhante, Hilo, Hawaii, def. Amelia Honer, Newtown, Pa., 6-3, 6-2
Elaine Chervinsky (33), Boca Raton, Fla., def. Ava Neyestani, Scottsdale, Ariz., 6-1, 6-1
Anna Yu, Palo Alto, Calif., def. Nicole Kiefer, Spring, Texas, 6-2, 6-1
Lara Schneider (33), Mt. Pleasant, S.C., def. Emma Fernald, Saint Petersburg, Fla., 6-0, 6-2
Alisa Prinyarux, Overland Park, Kan., def. Samantha Falcon, Stamford, Conn., 6-2, 6-0
Justine Dondonay (33), Newhall, Calif., def. Morgan Coburn, Cincinnati, 6-2, 6-2
Nikita Vishwase, Phoenix, def. Brianna Wilbur, San Antonio, 6-4, 6-4
Erica Ekstrand, Santa Monica, Calif., def. Taylor Andersen, Gig Harbor, Wash., 6-3, 6-1
Muskan Mahajan (33), San Ramon, Calif., def. Allyce Gaborik, Bolingbrook, Ill., 6-0, 6-1
Gavriella Smith, New Orleans, def. Emily Zhang, Sharon, Mass., 6-1, 6-0
Brooke Bittner (Greer, SC) def. Whitney King (Grosse Ile, MI) 7-6 (2), 6-1
Makenna Thiel, Piedmont, Calif., def. Samantha Buyckx, Marietta, Ga., 6-4, 6-3
Cindy Ung, Corona, Calif., def. Rylie Hanford, Chesterland, Ohio, 6-3, 6-4
Sophia Strugnell, Summerfield, N.C., def. Charlotte Cartledge, Roanoke, Va., 6-4, 6-2
Elisabeth Jones, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., def. Madelyn Ferreros, Nipomo, Calif., 6-0, 7-6 (3)
Katherine Petty, Dallas, def. Kate Sexton, Sacramento, Calif., 6-1, 6-0
Megan Heuser, Lindenhurst, Ill., def. Farida Abdelmoneum, Portland, Ore., 6-1, 7-5
Britany Lau (33), Kinnelon, N.J., def. Samantha Moore Thomson, Denver, 6-3, 6-4
Emily Callahan, Lake Forest, Ill., def. Rachel Buchinsky, Solon, Ohio, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-0
Whitley Pate, Daniel Island, S.C., def. Alyssa DiMaio, Westport, Conn., 6-4, 6-1
Nora Lee (33), Oakland, Calif., def. Petra Miszczak, Bradenton, Fla., 6-1, 6-3
Allie Gretkowski, Mount Pleasant, S.C., def. Darinka Stepan, Chicago, 6-0, 6-4
Sydney Sharma, Warren, N.J., def. Emily Desai, Greenwood, Ind., 6-3, 6-1
Maribella Zamarripa (33), Saint Helena, Calif., def. Anisha Apte, Austin, Texas, 6-3, 6-3
Avantika Willy, Dublin, Calif., def. Bitsy Tullis, Centerville, Utah, 7-5, 6-1
Caroline Wernli, Austin, Texas, def. Gabriela Moss, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 7-5, 6-2
Helena Huff, Midlothian, Va., def. Callie Flanagan, Overland Park, Kan., 6-3, 6-3
Amber Fuller, Greensboro, N.C., def. Alexandra Dewire, Hingham, Mass., 6-4, 6-1
Mia Kintiroglou (33), Livingston, N.J., def. Molly Heber, Boca Raton, Fla., 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
Katie Weber, Charlotte, N.C., def. Elizabeth Eades, Floyds Knobs, Ind., 6-4, 6-0
Olivia Jablonski, Lutz, Fla., def. Alexis Johnson, Fair Oaks, Calif., 6-1, 6-3
Avery Durham (33), Hilton Head Island, S.C., def. Belen Nevenhoven, Rockford, Ill., 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Alexandra Savu, Naperville, Ill., def. McHaley Ho, Houston, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
Kianna Oda, Hilo, Hawaii, def. Lindsay Thompson, Towson, Md., 6-1, 6-1
MariaCecilia Aguiar (33), San Juan, P.R., def. Katie Andreini, Cary, N.C., 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Emma Wilkins, Charlotte, N.C., def. Kaytlin Taylor, Huntington Beach, Calif., 6-1, 6-3
Sonya Macavei (33), Loveland, Ohio, def. Renna Mohsen Breen, Moorestown, N.J., 6-4, 6-1
Alexandra Centra, Honolulu, Hawaii, def. Saige Roshkoff, Haverford, Pa., 6-3, 6-3
Emma Charney, Prospect, Ky., def. Madison Smith, Henderson, Nev., 6-0, 6-4
Lina Mohamed (33), Mineola, N.Y., def. Zoe Hammond, Tulsa, Okla., 6-2, 6-3
Sanyukta Gawande, Bradenton, Fla., def. Sarah Yang, Alpharetta, Ga., 6-0, 6-0
For complete scores and results, go to: https://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=208363#&&s=8Results0